Tim Holloway is the vice president of Sales & Marketing, Security Solutions, CSC/WESCO, Carol Stream, Ill., www.gocsc.com.
Tools of the Trade
Here are a few tools available to help you design IP systems that are both reliable and predictable:
Server and Storage system calculator: http://www.ftlportal.com
NVR Design Tool: http://www.milestonesys.com/support/supportpresales/designtool
IP Camera design tools: http://www.iqeye.com/resources/iqdesign-tools.html